The Coxhoe Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) reopened at 2pm on Monday 18 May.
A number of significant safety measures have been introduced by DCC to ensure the safety of all staff and residents during the coronavirus outbreak, including a one-way entry from the Haul Road only, not the Quarrington Hill Road. Specific site information is as below:
- Coxhoe HWRC opening times will be Monday to Saturday 2.00 pm-8.00 pm and Sunday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
- Access for residents to be via the haul road only near Tarka and The Limes, not from the Quarrington Hill road
- Traffic routing will be enforced by signs and staff
- No queues will be allowed prior to 1.00 pm and there will be a control point at gates at the bottom of the haul road from 9.00 am
- From 1.00 pm Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be diverted away from the haul road
- Once the queue is back to the haul road bottom gates vehicles are to be turned away
- No local residents wishing to use rights of way, for example Dog walker,s are to be allowed access to the haul road for parking at any time
- There will be a 5.30 pm cut off at the bottom gates. Then no cars will be allowed to join the queue beyond this time as they will not be able to gain access to the HWRC before closing time
Durham County Council (DCC) will introduce a number of significant changes to traffic routing including a one-way system to access the site. These have been devised by DCC Traffic Management Team and agreed with the Police. DCC will have a combination of Wardens, Premier Traffic Management (specialist in traffic management, direction and signage) and Civil Enforcement Officers (Specialists in car park and traffic management) on all sites in order to ensure traffic is managed safely, efficiently and in accordance with the law.
Government guidance has emphasised that residents should only take waste to HWRCs if it cannot be stored safely at home and no alternative disposal options are available. If you are queuing please have regard to residents entering and leaving the different phase of The Limes Estate.
The site is expected to be extremely busy, so please only visit if necessary and expect queues. Bulky waste goods collections began again on 18 May.
B6291 and Unnamed Road Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) To Prospect Place, CoxhoeTemporary Prohibition Of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure.
To minimise a danger to the public caused by queuing traffic and to increase road safety in association with Coxhoe HWRC re-opening, it has been necessary to temporarily prohibit traffic from the following:
- Turning left and right from the B6291 into the Coxhoe HWRC access road and entrance
- Driving in a westerly direction in the westbound lane of the unnamed road from Coxhoe HWRC to junction with Prospect Place, Coxhoe
The emergency Temporary Prohibition of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure, which is being effected by means of Notice under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is necessary by reason of likelihood of danger to the public, and to increase road safety.
The alternative route for vehicular traffic wishing to access Coxhoe HWRC from the B6291 is in a general south westerly direction on B6291, then northerly at The Corner House pub junction on B6291 and easterly on unnamed road after 16 Commerical Road East to Coxhoe HWRC.
The maximum duration of the Prohibition of Left and Right Turn and Lane Closure under this Notice is 21 days.